R&D Report 1960-17 : Sound insulation and acoustics of the new studios in the Centre Block, Bush House.
This report describes the design, with respect to acoustics and sound insulation, of the studios recently built in the Centre Block of Bush House. The principles of design are not new but in this application there was considerable compromise on grounds of cost and appearance. The first section, dealing with sound insulation, describes how the design was started from a new examination of the insulation requirements between various types of room and from measurements carried out in the steel-framed building in its original state. The second section shows how aesthetic requirements, among them being the provision of flat wall surfaces and the avoidance of "little holes", made it necessary to use hitherto untried sound absorbing constructions.
The studios have proved adequate with respect to sound insulation, and acoustically satisfactory except for some flutters which were cured by orthodox means after the studios had gone into service.